Farwell Church

Early Church on the Prairie

Farwell Church at Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell, SD

Farwell Church

The Farwell Church is part of Dakota Discovery Museum’s historical village complex.

The Farwell Methodist congregation was first organized about 1880 and met in sod houses, a granary, and the school. During the early years the congregation was served by hardy souls called circuit riders, ministers who traveled horseback or by buggy to communities on the prairies. Built in 1908, the church served its congregation for over 75 years.

The Farwell Church has been restored to its 1908 appearance using historic photos to replicate the original structure as closely as possible.

Use for Special Occasions

The building is available for use for special occasions, including weddings and Sunday services.

To inquire about using the Farwell Church for your special event, contact Dakota Discovery Museum at 605-996-2122 or send an email to info@dakotadiscovery.com.

Farwell Church Photo Gallery

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